Orientation Board 2018

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Orientation Board

Orientation Board is the team of students that manage and support WOW Leads and WOW Team; together, they are responsible for putting on the Week of Welcome, Cal Poly's second half of its new student orientation program. They plan a week of events, programming, and activities designed to help new students feel at home at Cal Poly and in the San Luis Obispo community and form lifelong friendships with fellow students. Board plays an integral role in the Cal Poly experience for over 5,000 incoming students and manage a team of over 900 student leaders.

 

Orientation Board 2018

Portrait of Drew

Name: Drew Nicklas

 

Position: WOW Operations Committee Chair

 

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Kinesiology major with a minor in Spanish

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? My favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs is getting to work with my peers who put all their energy, passion, and excitement into everything we do as a program.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Arranger, Achiever, Includer, Focus

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Name: Liv Macler

 

Position: Mustang Way to Success Committee Co-Chair

 

Hometown: Napa, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Environmental Earth Science major with a minor in Soil Science

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? My favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs is that we provide a community to help new students and returning students find their home at Cal Poly.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Adaptability, Empathy, Connectedness, Relator

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Name: Sarah Blackey

 

Position: Promotions, Marketing & Communication Committee Chair

 

Hometown: Redlands, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Political Science major with a concentration in Pre-Law

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? By far, my favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs is putting in all of the hard work and dedication into our programming and getting to see the end result where people's lives have genuinely changed for the better because of the work that we do.

 

Top 5 StrengthsIncluder, Learner, Achiever, Communication, Futuristic

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Name: Stefan Rose

 

Position: Mustang Way to Success Committee Co-Chair

 

Hometown: Spreckels, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Environmental Management and Protection major

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? Witnessing the drastic change in my WOWies' comfort level from meeting them for the first time to saying goodbye to them on the last day of WOW, seeing that because of our orientation program these new students were ready for college.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Empathy, Responsibility, Restorative, Belief, Input

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Name: Zack Lewis

 

Position: Events, Resources and Logistics Committee Chair

 

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Nutrition major

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? My favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs is the amazing opportunity we have to be apart of a program that plays such a huge role in the lives of new students at Cal Poly. 

 

Top 5 Strengths: Positivity, Ideation, Arranger, Significance, Woo

Orientation Board 2017

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Name: Dylan Kinsella

 

Position: Events, Resources, & Logistics Committee Co-Chair

 

Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Psychology major with a concentration in Family and Counseling Psychology

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? My favorite thing about New Student & Transition Programs is how you grow as a person through the meaningful work you do and the incredible people you meet.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Harmony, Relator, Adaptability, Positivity, Responsibility

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Name: Erin Greenlee

 

Position: Events, Resources, & Logistics Committee Co-Chair

 

Hometown: San Diego, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Computer Science major

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? I absolutely love seeing students coming together during Week of Welcome and Spring Training to get more involved in our department.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Restorative, Positivity, Includer, Developer, Strategic

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Name: Marisa Diaz

 

Position: Mustang Way to Success Committee Co-Chair

 

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Business Administration major with a Marketing Concentration and a minor in Psychology

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? The best part about being involved with New Student & Transition Programs is the opportunity to embrace incoming students and show them the family they have supporting them. 

 

Top 5 Strengths: Individualization, Relator, Analytical, Context, Achiever

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Name: Mary Johnson

 

Position: Promotions, Marketing, & Communications Committee Chair

 

Hometown: Saratoga, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Graphic Communication major

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? My favorite part of my involvement with New Student & Transition Programs is being able to effect change and watch people that I care about grow. 

 

Top 5 Strengths: Adaptability, Futuristic, Strategic, Intellection, Deliberation

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Name: Rylan Younger

 

Position: Mustang Way to Success  Committee Co-Chair

 

Hometown: Rocklin, CA

 

Year & Major: 4th Year Biological Sciences major with a concentration in Molecular and Cellular Biology

 

What is your favorite part about New Student & Transition Programs? My favorite part about New Student and Transition Programs is the sense of community and belonging it brings to our new and incoming students, as well as the consistent opportunities for both personal and professional growth. It both inspired me and gave me the confidence to embrace myself for who I am, and that is something I will always be grateful for.

 

Top 5 Strengths: Developer, Achiever, Harmony, Input, Empathy

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